I'm relieved to hear from J. and that everything is going well. She sure picked the right time to get away from Chattanooga as a cold front came in, yesterday, and lows are forecast to be in the teens with the possibility of snow! (We seldom get snow, here.) I probably won't receive any simpathy from the IL gang but this kind of weather is tough on a former Floridian.
Anyway, I think this blog is a great idea as it will allow J's friends and family to share in her experiences in CR as she continues to learn a second language.